WHISTLEWOOD EXHIBITION OPENING AND FILM SCREENING

16722386_1849457595326066_3769645913059489783_oWhistlewood Gallery looks forward to welcoming artists Japeth Rangi and Lynley Nagoordah from Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing and film director Nicole Ma to a special evening opening, in conversation and film screening of ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ this Saturday February 18 from 6pm.

Lynley and Japeth are both directors of Mangkaja Arts and strong young leaders, passionate about their art and culture. Lynley is the current chair of Mangkaja Arts and niece of Tom Lawford (Putuparri). Japeth is the grandson of the ‘Rainmaker’ Spider Snell and award winning artist Dolly Snell and features in the film.

Where: WHISTLEWOOD, 642 Tucks Road, Shoreham,Vic, 3916

When: Opening Saturday February 18, 6pm-10pm
(Exhibition runs until March 13, Fridays to Mondays, 11am-4pm)

Tickets: $35 including light refreshments 
Bookings: whistlewoodfilm.eventbrite.com.au
E: info@mccullochandmcculloch.com.au T: 03 59 898 282

VIEW exhibition here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/art/current-exhibition/

READ about the film and director Nicole Ma here:
http://www.mccullochandmcculloch.com.au/upcoming-exhibition/

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BIRDS: FLIGHT PATHS IN AUSTRALIAN ART

MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FAOver 70 works by 50 Australian artists are brought together for the latest MPRG exhibition on the bird.

Encompassing works from painting to sculpture, decorative arts, photography
print-making and installation, this exhibition, two years in the making, explores the science, symbolism, beauty and curiosity of birds.

Petrina Hicks 'Shenae & Jade'. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melb and Michael Reid, Sydney
Petrina Hicks ‘Shenae & Jade’. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melb and Michael Reid, Sydney

Artists including Albert Tucker, Rover Thomas, Ginger Riley and contemporary artists such as Brook Andrew, Fiona Hall, John Wolseley, Ben Quilty, Christian Thompson, Kate Rohde, Petrina Hicks, Trent Parke and Louise Weaver consider birds as objects of desire, in relation to fashion, history, identity, the environment and as emblems of empire and nationhood.

In a country proud of its unique birds – our kookaburras, emus, galahs and cockatoos – contemporary artists are now considering the threats to our fragile ecology.  Fiona Hall’s night parrot is dressed in camouflage gear to protect it from extinction, Penny Byrne’s ceramic parrots are kept under glass with contemporary detritus and Louise Weaver uses crochet and stitching to camouflage and transform a galah within a classic taxidermy pose.

Christian Thompson 'Howl your Troubles' 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi
Christian Thompson ‘Howl your Troubles’ 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi

Iconic works by colonial artists John Lewin and Richard Browne and early 20th century artists Sydney Long and Hans Heysen are juxtaposed alongside these contemporary works.

Birds: Flight Paths in Australian art includes a specially commissioned interactive work by Juan Ford where visitors are invited to create a bird filled landscape using thousands of bird stickers provided by Ford.

Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock has created an off-beat colouring-in book focusing on birds found on the Mornington Peninsula, famously home to an abundance of indigenous birds, wanderers and migratory birds. Pittock was an artist in resident at the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Police Point Artist in Residence cottage during October, researching for this special project.

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

When: 2 December 2016 to 12 February 2017

Open:  Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, closed Mondays except on public holidays

Entry: $4, $2 Memberships and Concession

To find out about the exciting related events Visit: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Exhibitions/Current-exhibitions/Birds-Flight-paths-in-Australian-Art

MORNINGTON PENINSULA PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBITS @ MPRG

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Daryl Gordon is a photographer from Balnarring who has been working on his Peninsula People project for over a decade. This is the first time this selection of portraits he photographed from 2003-2015 has been displayed on the Peninsula. The series began when he was meeting and photographing people for the local newspaper. He works in the documentary, editorial-style of photography, capturing a moment in time with a person in their own setting. Like a portrait painter, Gordon draws out the personality of his sitter, by photographing them in a familiar environment. The exhibition includes Gus and Lou, local music legends in Balnarring, musician James Reyne with his guitar, local kindergarten teacher Karen Anderson, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and journalist Mike Morris. These are the faces of the Mornington Peninsula.

Image: Daryl Gordon, Justin Boheme, jeweller-artist from Red Hill, taken in his studio 2015, Courtesy of the artist
Image: Daryl Gordon, Justin Boheme, jeweller-artist from Red Hill, taken in his studio 2015, Courtesy of the artist

Also this special event:  http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EVENTS/THE_PERFECT_SHOT_A_GUIDED_PHOTO_SHOOT

When: Exhibition runs from 24 September – 20 November 2016

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Mornington

FAMILY FUN @ THE MPRG

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Escape the wintery weather and bring the family to discover the MPRG, the Peninsula’s leading regional gallery.

When : Sunday 28 August, 2pm–4.30pm (afternoon tea available from 3pm–4.30pm)

2pm–4pm ‘Drop-in’ activities, supervised by MPRG educator, Jill Anderson

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Crazy Critters – Customise a cardboard tube to create colourful crazy critters

Wild Dinosaur Hat – Use the power of paper to transform into a dangerous dinosaur!

Wheels of Colour – Roll strips of colours into wheels and add them to a giant collective artwork celebrating paper, colour and creativity.

A central activity table will be set up for families to explore, create and be inspired by the works on display in the National Works on Paper.

3pm–3.30pm, enjoy a guided floor talk of the National Works on Paper, suitable for all ages.

Entry: Normal entry charges apply ($4 adults, $2 concession), no bookings required

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic reserve, Dunns Road Mornington

 

 

A FEW PLACES LEFT FOR THE TALK & MASTERCLASS WITH RICHARD LEWER @ PORTSEA

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Richard Lewer, 2010 National Works on Paper winner and 2016 Basil Seller Art Prize winner opens the doors of the Artist in Residence Cottage. He will talk about his latest works, recent exhibitions and his amazing mural commission for the Auckland University of Technology. See work created by Richard during his residency at Portsea and enjoy the ‘Reaction and Response’ drawing class where you’ll make experimental drawings in response to narrative and physical triggers. All welcome. A materials list, map and parking instruction will be provided on enrolment.

Image: Richard Lewer, Custom of the sea 2015 (detail), charcoal on museum wall, Auckland University of Technology, 12 metres x 7 metres, Courtesy of Sullivan & Strumpf Gallery and Hugo Michell Gallery
Image: Richard Lewer, Custom of the sea 2015 (detail), charcoal on museum wall, Auckland University of Technology, 12 metres x 7 metres, Courtesy of Sullivan & Strumpf Gallery and Hugo Michell Gallery

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/LQRT

When: Monday 8 August, 10.30am–3pm (artist talk 10.45am–12pm, lunch 12pm–12.30pm, masterclass 1pm–3pm)

Cost: Members $60 Guests $65 (includes soup, crusty bread and beverages)

Richard Lewer has won the 5th Basil Sellers Art Prize held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. Lewer has been awarded the $100,000 acquisitive prize for his work The Theatre of Sports. The work represents Lewer’s sustained passion for art and sport, and examines the role sport can play in relation to mental illness.

The prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.  The exhibition is on display until 6 November, 2016.

Winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize Richard Lewer (right) with Basil Sellers. Photo: Justin McManus
Winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize Richard Lewer (right) with Basil Sellers. Photo: Justin McManus

SKETCHING IN THE GALLERY

MPRG_BOXlogo_20cm.FAWhat: Develop your drawing skills by sketching in the Gallery.  MPRG’s Educator Jill Anderson will conduct a drawing workshop where you can be inspired by the works in the National Works on Paper exhibition. Explore mark making, tone, line and gesture. All welcome. Materials provided.

When:  Tuesday 26 July 10.30am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 3pm

Cost: FREE

Where: MPRG Bookings required visit: https://www.trybooking.com/LQQG

Forward Surge (part of a diptych)
Forward Surge (part of a diptych)

ART BAR & TWILIGHT TALK WITH THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET’S DAVID MCALLISTER

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Art Bar & Twilight Talk.   The Friends of the MPRG presents The Ballet Russes, The Australia Ballet & Nijinksy with David McAllister AM Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet.  The Friends of the MPRG are privileged that David McAllister will discuss the Australian Ballet’s direct link to the Ballets Russes and it’s continuing impact and legacy.

Nijinsky The Afternoon of the Faun

The Australian Ballet’s forthcoming production of Nijinsky will chart the soaring rise and tragic fall of a ballet legend, the brilliant, mercurial Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and will bring the exotic glamour of the Ballets Russes, it’s sets, costumes and Nijinsky’s distinctive style to the Melbourne stage in September.

The Australian Ballet’s first collaboration with American choreographer John Neumeier, one of the greatest living choreographers of the story ballet and director of the acclaimed Hamburg Ballet.

When: Monday 15 August from 6 to 8pm

Where: Magnolia Room, Brooklands of Mornington, 99 Tanti Avenue.  Canapés and first glass of complimentary wine, beer or soft drink from 6-7pm. Lecture from 7-8pm

Cost: $30

Enquiries and cheque payments: Phone M: 0448 988 093

Credit card bookings online visit: http://www.trybooking.com/199337

LATEST FROM THE MPRG

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What: Saltwater Country ‘we are all saltwater people …’

Saltwater Country is a major touring exhibition of contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, showcasing more than 50 works by 16 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists including Vernon Ah Kee, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Brian Robinson, Ken Thaiday and Judy Watson. Having returned from a successful international tour to museums in the US and Europe, this exhibition finally lands in Mornington and offers audiences a unique insight into the artists’ cultural connections to ‘their’ saltwater country – Queensland’s coastline, sea and waterways. As artist Vernon Ah Kee says, beaches are ‘part of the Australian psyche … everybody thinks of themselves in relation to their proximity to the coast, to the beach. So in that way, we are all saltwater people.’

Image: Michael Cook, Civilised #1 2012, inkjet print on paper, Courtesy of the artist.

When: 11 March – 1 May

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Entry:  Adult $4 Student/Concession/Senior $2

 

Western Front October 1917, unknown Australian Official photographer (courtesy of the Australian War Memorial E01236)
Western Front October 1917, unknown Australian Official photographer (courtesy of the Australian War Memorial E01236)

What: Australia Will Be There – Victorians in the First World War Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Travelling Exhibition Australia Will Be There was created as a touring exhibition for the centenary of the First World War. Comprising historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition presents the chronology of the First World War (1914–19). Through stories of the hardships endured and the battles fought – from the landings at Gallipoli to combat in Palestine, Passchendaele and Fromelles – the exhibition provides insights into the experiences of Victorian men and women in the Great War.

As part of the exhibition, families and communities are encouraged to contribute to understandings of the experience of our forebears and the events that shaped our country and the world. Visit the Stories of Remembrance page to share your story: www.shrine.org.au/stories

When: 11 March – 1 May

Entry:  Adult $4 Student/Concession/Senior $2 MPRG members and children under 5 free

 

Vernon Ah KeeWhat: VERNON AH KEE – FLOOR TALK

Vernon Ah Kee investigates race, ideology and politics. Enjoy this rare opportunity to listen to Vernon talk about his work and learn from one of Queensland’s most celebrated contemporary Indigenous artists with an international reputation.

Image: Vernon Ah Kee, 2014, Photo: Michael Aird

BOOK NOW: http://www.trybooking.com/KIDR

When: Tuesday 26 April, 5pm for 5.30pm-6pm floor talk

Entry:  Cost M $15 G $18 (includes drinks and nibbles) Bookings Essential 03 5975 4395

 

Texta QueenWhat: MEET THE ARTIST: TEXTAQUEEN MPRG Events & Public Programs TextaQueen is Australia’s felt-tip superhero. She explores politics of sexuality, gender, race, identity, self-image and inter-personal relationships. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to meet TextaQueen and to find out more about her residency and work at Police Point.

Image: TextaQueen, photo: Benjamin Michel

BOOK NOW: http://www.trybooking.com/KIDO

 When: Sunday 17 April, 10am-12 noon, meet the artist 10am-11am, followed by brunch

Where: Police Point Shire Park, Franklands Dve, Point Nepean, Portsea VIC

Entry:  Cost M $10 G $12 Bookings Essential 03 5975 4395

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS @ MPRG

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What: The Mayor, Councillors of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Gallery Director Jane Alexander invite you to the opening of three new exhibition

Flowers in the Field Waiting for the Sunshine – Marion Manifold,

Flowers of the Field – Waiting for the Sunshine 2015 Marion Manifold

Australia Will Be There – Victorians in the First World War 1914 – 1918 

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Saltwater Country – New works from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists expressing their relationships to Queensland’s coastal environments.

 

SALTWATER COUNTRY with Virginia Rigney, co-curator Saltwater Country

Where: MPRG – Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington

When: Thursday 10 March, 6pm–8pm

Exhibition dates:  11 March – 1 May 2016

Enquiries: 03 5975 4395 or mprg@mornpen.vic.gov.au

http://www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

 

CALL OUT TO ARTISTS – MPRG WORKS ON PAPER DRAWING PRIZE

What: 2016 National Works On Paper

When: Entries Close April 15 2016 Exhibition 16 July – 11 September 2016

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington

To find out more and to make an online submission visit: www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

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SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM @ THE MPRG

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What: Exciting Holiday Program – MPRG Kids!

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

When: From 6 January – 28 February 2016

 

 

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MPRG SUMMER PAINT OUT

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What: SUMMER PAINT OUT – ON THE WATER’S EDGE

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s annual summer paint out is a popular and much anticipated event on every local artist’s calendar! Join art tutor Colin Johnson for a practical workshop in an idyllic seaside location on the Mornington Peninsula. The focus of this ‘Paint Out’ will be the intricate patterns of water movement at the water’s edge. Colin will work closely with participants, discussing the concepts of light and colour changes as they work together to enhance their subject.

Where: A picturesque Mornington Peninsula beachside location. Materials list, location map and parking details will be provided on enrolment. Bookings essential, numbers are limited.

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/JQIU

When: Wednesday 3 February, 9.30am arrival and set up, for 10am-3pm

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MPRG EXHIBITION – ON THE BEACH

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What: EXHIBITION – ON THE BEACH

A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition

On the Beach considers the place of the beach within Australian life. A public space of recreation and leisure the beach epitomises the liberties of Australia’s democratic society. While in the lead up to Federation many 19th century artists looked to the bush to galvanise a fledging nationalism, by the mid-20th century this had shifted and increasingly the beach became the site of Australian identity. The exhibition considers this history in light of the Cronulla race riots. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the riots and provides an opportunity for reflection about these events and the significance of the beach as the place where tensions boiled over.

Bringing together over 75 works, including paintings and photographs by some of Australia’s acclaimed Modernists, together with works by contemporary artists, the exhibition considers the ways in which people relate to the beach, its place in understandings of national identity and its history as a contested site.

Includes works by Arthur Boyd, Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd, George Caddy, Max Dupain, Rennie Ellis, Charles Meere, Tracey Moffatt, David Moore, Sidney Nolan, Polixeni Papapetrou, John Perceval, Scott Redford, Jeffrey Smart, Albert Tucker, Guan Wei and Anne Zahalka.

When: 11 December 2015 – 28 February 2016

FREE DROP-IN FAMILY ART-MAKING ACTIVITY

See the exhibition On the Beach and enjoy a free drop-in creative activity. Think sand, thongs, beach towels and fun!

ON THE BEACH FLOOR TALKS

Join Wendy Garden, curator of On the Beach, for a floor talk about the exhibition. Hear about the works that have reflected on the beach in Australian life and history.

When: Wednesday 16 December, 10.30am-11am and Wednesday 20 January, 10.30am-11am. Free event, exhibition entry charge only applies

Cost: Adult $4, Concession $2

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/JQHD

Jeffrey Smart Surfers Bondi 1963 oil on board Private Collection
Jeffrey Smart Surfers Bondi 1963 oil on board Private Collection

ARTISTS’ MARKET @ OAK HILL GALLERY

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What:  Artist’s Market – Artists are invited to have a stall at our Artist’s Market

Where:  Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington

When: Sunday 6th December 10 – 3pm

Cost: Free for Members and visitors $10 for stall holders (non Members)

Visit:  www.oakhillgallery.com.au www.facebook.com/OakHillGallery

 

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ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2015 ‘REJECTS’ SALON DES REFUSES @ MPRG – 18 MORE VIEWING DAYS

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What: Salon des Refusés 10 October – 29 November

A National Trust NSW, S.H. Ervin Gallery travelling exhibition
The official alternative selection to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes 2015, for the first time in Victoria exclusively at the MPRG

The irreverent and playful rabble-rouser of the Archibald’s, the Salon des Refusés comes to Victoria for the first time.  Showcasing ‘the ones that got away’, the exhibition is a prized selection of the humorous, innovative, mad, bad and dangerous entries that were too fabulous to resist. To be shown exclusively at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the works torn from obscurity include portraits of Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, gardening dynamo Costa Georgiadis, popular author Jackie French, chef Armando Percuoco and acclaimed designer Catherine Martin. A larger-than-life sized sculpture of a homeless man is a focal point of the Wynne ‘rejects’.

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald and Wynne Prizes not selected for hanging in the official exhibition. Each year a panel is invited to go behind the scenes to select an exhibition from the many works entered but not chosen for the official awards. The criteria for works selected in the Salon are quality, diversity, humour and innovation.

The exhibition features a portrait of Australian of the Year Rosie Batty by local artist Christopher Pyett. 

Benjamin Johansen Monday morning (Jackie French, author) acrylic on canvas
Benjamin Johansen Monday morning (Jackie French, author) acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

What: Horsepower : Recent works by Ivan Durrant 10 October – 29 November

Ivan Durrant, On the Bit 2015 (detail), synthetic polymer on board
Ivan Durrant, On the Bit 2015 (detail), synthetic polymer on board

This exhibition combines Ivan Durrant’s long standing interest in horse racing with photorealist techniques. In this, his latest body of work, Durrant zooms in on freeze frames   of race finishes captured on his television. Mesmerized by the power and energy of horses thundering down a track, he strips away details to create paintings infused with colour and light. Pushing beyond photorealism to create what he refers to as ‘supraphotolism,’ Durrant turns up the volume on the vitality and excitement of race day.

Café open Sundays, 11am–4pm, with espresso coffee, assorted sandwiches, cakes and muffins from Café 115. Self-serve café Tues-Friday – drinks and sandwiches.

Where: MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

Gallery Hours:                          Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

Exhibition admission fees:        $7 adults / $4 concession

General information:                03 5975 4395

Visit:  www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au 

PENINSULA STUDIO TRAIL OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

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What: Peninsula Studio Trail Open Studio Weekend

It’s finally here, the Peninsula Studio Trail annual open studio event, artists will be opening their studios on 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd of November from 10am until 5pm. This year we’re opening over two consecutive weekends to allow you more time to visit the 19 different studios. If you’re looking for a gift for someone special or an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping then this is also your chance to buy directly from the artist.

Many of our artists will be demonstrating the techniques that make their work so special. Ceramic artists Sandi Faulkner and Susie Lawrence will be providing hands on workshops for children of all ages (including adults). Katrina Newman Gold and Silversmith will be demonstrating cuttlefish casting and lamp-worked glass bead making. Marilyn Townsend will be demonstrating textile necklaces and cuffs, and painting aprons for Christmas gifts.

Where: Mornington Peninsula Wide

When: 14 & 15th and 21 & 22 November 2015

Website information: http://www.peninsulastudiotrail.org

Inquiries: Katrina Newman 0413304013

Email Contact: Peninsula Studio Trail – info@peninsulastudiotrail.org

To plan your visit see www.peninsulastudiotrail.org , where you can download a copy of our Map on the Plan Your Trip page. Our studios are dotted from Frankston to Sorrento, around Westernport and Port Phillip Bay.

Susie Lawrence in her Point Leo studio
Susie Lawrence in her Point Leo studio

FEATHER FLOWER WORKSHOP

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What: Melbourne Cup day is nearly here! Ladies, how would you like to know how to create your own feather flower headpiece to stand out on the day? Traditionally feathers are used by Aboriginal people for body decoration. Come in to Baluk Arts and be guided by one of our artists to create your very own unique headpiece! 

Where: Baluk Arts, 6 Bruce Street, Mornington 3931.

When: 31 October from 11am to 1pm

Cost:  $55

Website information: http://balukarts.org.au

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Call 5975 5000 or email workshops@balukarts.org.au to secure your spot!

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AFTERNOON FREE EVENTS @ MPRG

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When: Sunday 8 November 2015 

Cost: Normal entry charges apply, no bookings required. ($7 adults, $4 concession, children under 5 free) 

http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EVENTS/AFTER_NOON_-_free_artist_events_MPRG

2.15pm – 2.45pm Ivan Durrant
Ivan Durrant is one of Australia’s most infamous painters and performance artists. In this floor talk, Ivan will discuss his exhibition Horsepower and his long time obsession with strength, explosive muscle, colour, reflection and movement.

2.45pm – 3.15pm Shannon Smiley
Shannon Smiley looks to the Australian suburban environment for places of enchantment. Find out about Shannon’s Wynne Prize submission Backway, Heidelberg. Shannon was the winner of contemporary landscape painting prizes the Metro Art Prize (2012) and the John Leslie Art Prize (2014).

3.30pm – 4pm Paul Borg
Paul first met Gordon Morrison, the Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, when he entered a drawing in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize. Paul recalls being fascinated by Gordon’s soft and silvery textured beard. Paul will discuss the relationship he developed with his sitter and how the Dusty Miller (a herbaceous perennial) plays a significant role in the painting.

Paul Borg, Gordon Morrison and the Dusty Miller (detail), oil and calcite on linen
Paul Borg, Gordon Morrison and the Dusty Miller (detail), oil and calcite on linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPRG NEWS

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What: Salon des Refusés

THE OFFICIAL ALTERNATIVE SELECTION TO THE ARCHIBALD AND WYNNE PRIZES 2015

The irreverent and playful rabble-rouser of the Archibald’s, the Salon des Refusés comes to Victoria for the first time.  Showcasing ‘the ones that got away’, the exhibition is a prized selection of the humorous, innovative, mad, bad and dangerous entries that were too fabulous to resist. To be shown exclusively at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the works torn from obscurity include portraits of Robert Forster, Catherine Martin and Carlotta, a sculpture of a homeless man by Paul Trefry that was poignantly entered into the Wynne landscape prize, a portrait of Dr Starvos Kyrimis, Consul-General of Greece, as well as Christopher Pyett’s sensitive portrait of Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty.

The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald and Wynne Prizes not selected for hanging in the official exhibition. Each year a panel is invited to go behind the scenes to select an exhibition from the many works entered but not chosen for the official awards. The criteria for works selected in the Salon are quality, diversity, humour and innovation.

The S.H. Ervin’s Salon des Refusés exhibition has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ prize exhibitions and is often cited as a more lively and discerning selection.

When: 10 October  29 November

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

Entry: Adults $7 MPRG and other Victorian gallery members, concession and National Trust Members $4 (children under 5 free)  Free entry for seniors during Victorian Seniors Festival on 13, 20 and 27 October.

Visit: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/EXHIBITIONS/Salon_des_Refus%C3%A9s

For further information contact the MPRG Directly on 5975 4395

Benjamin Johansen, 'Monday morning' Author Jackie French
Benjamin Johansen, ‘Monday morning’ Author Jackie French

SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY ART @ OAK HILL

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What:  School Holiday Art

Where: Oak Hill Gallery 100 Mornington-Tyabb Road Mornington 3931

When:  Monday 21st September – 1st October – 10 – 12pm daily

Cost: $25 per session or $100 for the week

Contact Oak Hill Direct P: 5973 4299 or E: art@oakhillgallery.com.au 

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